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mance! a northwest iowa dairy and animal f fding operation is facing a federal lawsuit accusing it of failing to stop manure and wastewater from spilling into a tributary of the big sioux river. the lawsuit is against meadowvale dairy near rock valley and its owner, ess-jerp issle-schtein. authorities seek a court order to stop the spills and an unspecified amount of fines. the complaint lists four counts of clean water act violations. federal prosecutors say that since 2001, the state of iowa has cited meadowvale a dozen times for failures to maintain adequate storage, resuling in manure spills and fish kills. still no word from south dakota governor dennis daugaard on whether he'll sign the transgender bathroom bill into law.
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make a decision on the measure that would require school students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their biological sex. under the legislation, schools wou be required to make a "reasonable accommodatio n" for transgender students, such as single- occuncy bathroom. the american civil liberties union has condemned the measure as discriminatory, but supporters say it's meant to protect the privacy of students. if governor daugaard takes no action, it will become law without his signature. a proposed half-cent sales tax increase to help fund pay hikes for south dakota teachers has one more political test today. the state senate is scheduled to consider the bill. if senators approve, the measure would go to governor daugaard, who proposed it. supporters say south dakota needs a sustainable funding source to boost teacher pay. opponents argue that education could be prioritized in existing tax dollars. the house passed the bill with not a vote to spare last week. > weather ad-lib the month of mch will come in
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like a lion (a rather tame/quiet one) than a lamb today as snow exits the viewing area early this morning leaving us cold and a little cloudy. we had a coating of the white stuff here in sioux city last night as folks up to the north and eaea saw a few inches, so that is where road conditions will the the worst, so be sure to plan for a little longer commute this morning. we'll just see lingering flurries the rest of the morning with a few peeks of sunshine and highs near 30 degrees this afternoon. temperatures return to the 40s tomorrow as skies remaininostly cloudy ahead o o another quick moving system that might drop a light rain/snow mix tomorrow night. we'll take another step back into the 30s behind said system on thursday, but friday is when better warmth not only arrives, but sticks around for a few more days. highs in the 50s will kick off the weekend before the 60s arrive sunday and monday. see graphics.
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seven candidates - 12 states - and hundreds of delegates up for grabs. it's "super tuesday"..the biggest decision day of the presidential campaign so far. tracie potts is in washington with what we can expect.
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today... then take on donald trump in "winner- take-all" florida later this month. in washington this morning.. a strong rebuke from the house speaker... on trump failing to denounce the kkk: house speaker paul ryan / (r) wisconsin "if a person wants to be the nominee of the republican party, there can be no evasion and no games, they must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry." but trump's still gaining support - now at 40 percent - a new high - in our new poll. that poll also found that one on on- neither rubio nor cruz could beat trump. today could determine how much longer they get a chance to try. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> braska senator ben sse says he cannot support donald trump. if it came down to donald trump versus hillary clinton, the republican says he'd go with "none of the above." sen. ben sasse / (r) nebraska "i am not voting for hillary clinton. given what we know about donald trump, i can't vote for him either. i took an oath to protect, defend the constitution. if those are the two
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a third party option. (jake tapper) is there somebody in mind? (sen. ben sasse) no, but i believe there will be more candidates that enter the race if the only choices are two dishonest new york liberals." sasse traveled to iowa before the caucus here to urge voters not to support trump. president barack obama is meeting face-to-face the senate republican leaders vowing to block his nominee to the supreme court -- no matter who it i i iowa senator chuck grassley, whwh chairs the judiciary committee, is at today's white hse meeting, along with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, senate democrats harry reid and patrick leahy and vice president joe biden. republicans say they think the next president should fill the vacancy on the court. it's the first time the leleers have met since j jtice antonin scalia's unexpected death last month set off a clash over the supreme court. neither side has indicated it is expecting any shift in the standoff.
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shooting at an ohio high school went before a judge this momoing. authoritits say 14-year- old james hancock-- armed with a handgun-- opened fire inside the cafeteria at madison junior- senior high school in butler county. four students suffered non life- threatening injuries. hancock faces several charges including attempted murder... felonious assault and making terroristic threats. authorities say they have an idea of the motive for the shooting, but they are not yet releasing it. a guilty plea from jonathan neunaber in the murder of his mother. the akron, iowa man pleaded guilty to second- degree murder and willful injury as part of a plea agreement monday in plplouth county court. the 46-year-old neunaber admitted that he killed his mother by repeatedly hitting her with a steel pipe, shattering her skull. neunaber told the judge he didn't want the responsibility of having to be the man of the house after his father died of natural causes. the plea deal calls for a a -year prison sentence.
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shooting and wounding a police officer is pleading not guilty. 18-year-old isaiah mothershed is charged with two counts of attempted murder. mothershed is accused of pulling a gun from a couch while his hands were handcuffed behind his back, and shooting officer ryan moritz in the leg while being arrested at a local apartment. police say that as officers struggled with mothershed, the gun fired again, shooting mothershed in the leg. mothershed also pleaded not guilty to five counts of first-degree robbery. each count carries a 25- year prison sentence. his trial is set for may 24th. he remains in jail on 300- thousand dollars bond. folks in orange city, iowa are voting today whether to pay for a new fire station. the fire department wants to spend 3-point-5 million dollars to expand the existing station, which dates s back to 1973. fire chief dennis vanderwel says it's too small for today's needs. he also says there's also a lack of ventilation that exposes the firefighters to high levels of diesel exhaust. polls are open until eight o'
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rts of siouxland got fresh layer of snow overnight. is there any more on the way? stay tuned for the forecast from meterologist ben dorenbach, up next. here's the live view from our skycam in spencer, iowa, where it's and d drees
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ben, we received just a little bit of snow overnight.
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the month of march will come in more like a lion (a rather tame/quiet one) than a lamb today as snow exits the viewing area early this morning leaving us cold and a little cloudy. we had a coating of the white stuff here in sioux city last night as folks up to the north and east saw a few inches, so that is where road conditions will the the worst, so be sure to plan for a little longer commute this morning. we'll just see lingering flurries the rest of the morning with a few peeks of sunshine and highs near 30 degrees this afternoon. temperatures retutu to the 40s tomorrow as skies remain mostly cloudy ahead of another quick moving system that might drop a light rain/snow mix tomorrow night. we'll take another
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said system on thursday, but friday is when better warmth not only arrives, but sticks around for a few more days. highs in the 50s will kick off the weekend before the 60s arrive sunday and monday. see graphics. >> > coming up: stocks are surging... -- the midwest economic survey
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in-a-row... and washington sends money to sioux cici to prevent lead poisoning of children at home. a sioux city man shares the steps he's taken to "get the lead out" of his house. ktiv would like to send out anniversary and birthday wishes to our viewers. phyllis johns of sibley, iowa is celebratinghe r 90th birthday today. if you or someone you know is having a birthday of 80 years or more or an anniversary of 50 years or more, please send in their name (and correct pron), address and telephone number along with their pictures to ktiv. please make sure to have all the information printed and sendt in at least two weeks in advance. if you would like your picture returned please include a self addressed stamped envelope. happy birthday from all of us at
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figures from a survey of supply managers in nine midwest and second month in a row, improvement in the regional economy. a report issued today says the mid-american business conditions index climbed to 50.5 in
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a score aboveve0 suggests economic growth. a score below that suggests decline. creighton university economist ernie goss oversees the survey. he says a strong u.s. dollar and economic weakness among the nation's chief trading partners continue to hold back growth. e report covers nine states, including iowa, nebraska and south dakota.
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stocks are climbing sharply in midday tradinin homebuililrs were among the gainers , as traders were encouraged by a strong pickup in construction spending. banks were also posting sharp gains. lead poisoning is a health homes and affects thousand of children across the country each year. in iowa, cases of lead poisoning historically have been four times the national average. ktiv's tiffany lane spoke with a sioux city homeowner who's taking steps to lead a lead-free life.
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dot trust that. that's why i drink bottled water." in homes built before 1978, water pipes may contain lead. the paint used inside, and outside, those homes could be lead-based. "kids under the age of six are the ones that we're the most worried about," said michelle clausen rosendahl, environmental health director at the siouxland district health department. . nd the reasons for that are that they're behavior just makes them more susceptible to lead poisoning." rosendahl says kids around two years old like to crawl around on the floor and put things in their mouths that may have lead. that includes dust from lead-based paint. the impact can last a lifetime. "the first thing that can be affected at the more lower levels, is that developing nervous system," said rosendahl. "and so it can cause things like a lowered iq or behavioral problems later on." and those kids don't always have to be
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to lead. su "kruse and his wife have been living in the home behind me for nearly 12 years. and when it comes to lead poisoning, the precautions they take aren't only for themselves." "when we first moved in, we actually repainted the walls concerning the lead and thought it would be safer, you know, with my grandkids and stuff that come over every now and then," said kruse. just a few steps kruse takes to live a lead-free life. in sioux city, tiffany lane, ktiv news 4.>> there's a program in sioux city that removes lead hazards in homes. sioux city is one of 18 communities across the u.s. that have received grants from the partment of housing and urban development. that $2.7 million dollar grant goes toward about 120 homes that qualify. the grant money pays for inspection and lead removal. "we have had families that have some back and said what a great experience it's been and the work that they've done - that we've done on theirirouse, they would notot normally be able to o ford has been great t benefit to them." said jill wanderscheid, neighborhood services manager for sioux city. to qualify for the grant your home or apartment
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1978. you need to have at least one child five years of age, or younger, in the home at least ten hours a week. and, your household income must be at, or below, 80 percent of the median income for woodbury county. if you're interested in applying, there's a link inside this story at ktiv.com the rolling stones are gonna play havana. that's coming up... and philippino authorities find something really creepy in a yacht adrift in the pacific ocean. here's a live look at west lake
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okoboji skycam... police in the philippines are trying to determine the identity and cause of death of a sailor who was found dead in a yacht found adrift in the pacific ocean. police say the mummified body was sitting slumped on a table by the boat's radio. his body was discovered aboard a white yacht found last week by filipino fhermen off the southeastern province of surigao del sur. documents found in the damaged yacht showed that it was apparently owned by a german man, but investigators haven't determined if he's the dead man on board. the rolling stones say they will play a free concert in havana later this month. in doing so, they will become ththbiggest act to play cuba since its 1959 revolution. the stones will play march 25th, three days after president barack obama visits havana. the concert is expected to draw
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audience in a country where the government once persecuted young people for listening to rock music, which was then seen as a tool of western capitalism. the netflix original series "making a murderer" has gained national attention. it was the topic of a session last night at the university of south dakota. filmed over a decade, the series focuses on crime suspect steven avery, as he goes through a murder trial. despite a lack of sufficient dna evidence in the case, avery was still convicted. last night, a panel of public defenders and vermillion law officers discussed how the case would play out in south dakota. "we think it's important that law students and other stutunts have a good persptive of types of situations that go on in law enforcement and how it applies to law," said usd law student, samantha berglin. the event drew approximately 20 usd students. the sioux city police association has donated money to a center that serves child victims of abuse.
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was presented a check for $5,000 yesterday. the mill go toward the center's move to a new and larger facility. "this is going to increase the ability to see children in a more timely fashion," said lea greathouse, executive director of the mercy medical center foundation. "we're going to go from one interview room to three, from one exam room to two." the center serves children in 35 counties. it has worked with more than 15-thousand children since the program began in 1989. members of the police department have been involved with the child advocacy center for years in areas of child abuse investigations. a life-saving cause.. still ahead on around
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hit that age where they're too old and worn out, but we had a 92 year old man save two people through his donations. you're never too old and you'd be amazed at how much good can come from this. if you put it on your drivers license, do you still have to do more steps? no, that's it. so that can be part of it as well. exactly. most people register through the dririrs license, don't wait, if you just got your drivers license come back 30 seconds on our website and you're done. and let your loved ones know your intentions too. definitely. have that conversation so that they know that they are fulfilling your final wishes. such a good cause and like you said so many lives can be saved and impacted. april is donate life month. thank you so much tom neal for joining us today. that's tom neal with nebraska organ recovery. thank you for
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